Stretching !

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my hair SHRINKS! and when i say shrink i mean SHRINKS looks like my BG NOT something 6 months down the line ! i want to show my actual length without having to actually use heat if at all possible and i tried a braid out....this was my result....i mixed all products together (Lol i got extremely lazy) so its a little bit of conditioner eco styler gel water olive oil and paul mitchells leave in conditioner and it makes my hair soft as ever and actually more moisturized than when i did them alone ! any tips ?
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Try banding or even braiding to stretch your hair. If you band make sure not to use rubber bands
Roller sets.

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
Oh you don't wanna use heat. My bad.

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
I stretch different ways:

Bobby pinning my twists to the opposite sides of my head
vmed likes this.

texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder

Banding. If your shrinkage is real powerful, you may have to do quite small sections with as many bands as you can fit on the length. If I want a good stretch, I will do about 10 sections.
My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with!

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